Entry-Level Home Health Aide Salary

An average Entry-Level Home Health Aide can expect to take home roughly $10.16 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Roughly one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-seventh collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Home Health Aides. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$11,926 - $37,343
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$37K
MEDIAN: $20,621
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$8.45 - $13.56
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$0$37K
Salary $11,926 - $37,343
Bonus $15.10 - $993
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,351 - $29,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.45 - $13.56
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $9.75 - $19.95
Annual Data $0$29K
Bonus $15.10 - $993
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,351 - $29,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,512

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Popular Employer Salaries for Home Health Aide


Many Entry-Level Home Health Aides can be found at Visiting Angels, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Home Instead Senior Home Care, Partners In Care, and Allen Health Care Services, firms that are at the top of the field. Visiting Angels, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $24K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $16K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $32K. Allen Health Care Services, Partners In Care, and Comfort Keepers also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Home Health Aides. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $21K, $21K, and $21K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Home Instead Senior Home Care, Bayada Nurses Inc, and Comfort Keepers. They all pay $21K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,285

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Home Health Aides, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+2 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dayton and Cleveland (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Home Health Aide Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Home Health Aide in Liverpool:
"Why they don't train us to achieve CNA."
You must love your work! Know that elderly persons really appreciate the things you do for them, no matter how small.

Home Health Aide in witchita:
"Length of employment."
Make sure compensation is fair.

Home Health Aide in Dallas:
"Nothing."
Give it all you got.

Home Health Aide in St. Louis:
"Research other jobs First not a good paying job."
When you look for pennies you find pennies, when you go for dollars you make dollars. Get paid for what your worth!

Home Health Aide in Aurora:
"Networking."
Talk to other aides about their experience.

Home Health Aide in Edinburg:
"To know your starting paying by the hour and benefits."
To ask first rate hourly payment.

Key Stats for Home Health Aide

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

CNA
▲16%

Hospice Care
▲8%


▼0%

Cleaning
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

Home Health/Home Care
▼1%

Home Care
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 74%
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